Winemaker & Owner
Meander Cabernet Sauvignon
Conspire Sauvignon Blanc
What is your favorite food and wine pairing?
Medium rare beef tenderloin paired with Cabernet Sauvignon is my idea of a perfect food and wine pairing.
If you had unexpected guests coming in an hour, what is your go to meal?
Toss in grilled vegetables with toasted artisan bread and you can satisfy some hungry appetites pretty quickly!
What are the favorite places you have visited?
Gardens are my favorite places to visit. Public gardens in England, private gardens in Italy and backyard gardens at home. They are artful and inspiring places that reflect the gardeners’ soul along with the seasons of the year.
What is the favorite wine you produced?
Falling in love with Cabernet Sauvignon was the easiest thing to do. Staying in love with Cabernet Sauvignon is the easiest thing to do. Each vintage has its own unique characters but if I had to pick one favorite wine that I have made so far it would be the 2005 Meander Napa Cabernet. The fruitiness of the vintage even six years later is expressive, heady and incredibly enjoyable.
What woman has inspired you?
Joyce Aiken is my mother-in-law as well as my very good friend. She is a continual inspiration to me for my work and my play. Her life’s focus is Art and Teaching and her open heart and mind are always at work helping others achieve their goals.